SuperSpade in Chi-town at Blogging While Brown
Yes, I am corny for trying to make the title rhyme but I wanted to share with you all that I will be at Blogging While Brown this weekend in Chicago. From the website
The purpose of Blogging While Brown is to give Bloggers of Color an opportunity to meet each other for the first time, discuss current issues affecting Bloggers of Color, and learn about the latest technology that will assist them with publishing their work. Blogging While Brown was created in response to widespread dissatisfaction with the amount of diversity in some of the largest blogging conferences. A critical mass of Bloggers of Color has yet to attend these established conferences, however the initial response from Bloggers of Color to the idea of holding their own conference has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Bloggers of Color are excited about a conference, for, by and about them and look forward to moving beyond the single panel or discussion focusing on diversity that are typically featured at some of the larger blogging conferences.
The first conference was held in Atlanta, GA in July 2008. The second conference is being held in Chicago, IL on June 19-20, 2009.
I was upset that I wasn’t able to make it out last year but fortunately, I was able to kick it with Gina from What About Our Daughters (AN INCREDIBLE BLOG, BTW) who originally came up with the concept of Blogging While Brown. Gina was on my panel, Black Blogging Beyond Obama at Netroots Nation last year and I don’t say this often about people but Gina is the truth. I will be live blogging and providing new insights for my SuperSpade family. And if there are any SuperSpade family in Chicago, leave a comment and let me know what’s happening.
Stay up fam,